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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 The Sheep’s Face : Figuration, Empathy, Ethics
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'The word ‘species’ is etymologically related to looking. Although its primary biological definition is that of beings that can interbreed,species can refer to things of like kind: thisrelates to the term’s Latin derivation, specere, meaning to look. Describing how things look and conveying this appearance to others (whether in writing, or in relaying a memory) typically involves the use of metaphor. This article reads a number of Australian texts in terms of interspecies relations between humans and sheep, and considers the use of metaphor—and metonymy—and the place of ethics in this relation, with a particular emphasis on the face of both human and sheep: how sheep and humans look, in both senses of the word.' (Author's introduction)

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    y separately published work icon JASAL Unsettled and Unsettling : Negotiating Reconciliation, Recognition, Reparation vol. 16 no. 1 2016 9691798 2016 periodical issue 2016
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